Projects and Awards Funded by Honor Your Mentor Funds

Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Funds rrecognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each mentor fund has a specific purpose, and donations fund a chosen research or educational endeavor in the mentor’s name across a variety of subspecialties.

To date, the following HYM funds have provided funding for projects or awards:

ALBERT L. RHOTON FUND

2018

Maria Peris-Celda, MD, PhD, Albany Medical College, Rhoton Young Clinician Investigator Award for Neuroanatomical Research
Sricharan Gopakumar, Baylor College of Medicine, Rhoton Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
Brian F. Jimenez, University of Tennessee, Rhoton Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

ANDREW T. PARSA FUND

2017

Darryl Lau, MD, University of California-San Francisco, Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant

2018

Teddy Kim, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant

2019

Benjamin T. Himes, MD, Mayo Clinic, Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant

CHARLES DRAKE FUND

We salute the Charles Drake Honor Your Mentor Fund for providing support to the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section for ongoing educational and research programs.

CHARLES KUNTZ IV FUND

2017

Vincent J. Alentado, Michael Brendan Cloney, Doniel Drazin, Benjamin D. Elder, George M. Ghobrial, C. Rory Goodwin, Peter Grunert, Daipayan Guha, Ibrahim Hussain, Christian Iorio-Morin, Evan Joseph Lytle, Allan R. Martin, Meghan Murphy, Aria Nouri, Vijay Ravindra, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Vijay Yanamadala, Michael M.H. Yang, and Scott L. Zuckerman.

2018

Mark Andrew Attiah, Yi-Ren Chen, Lee Onn Chieng, Michael Cloney, Shashank V. Gandhi, Jakub Godzik, Jian Guan, Allen L. Ho, Katie L. Krause, Darryl Lau, Jay Kiran Nathan, Tianyi Niu, Imran Noorani, Eric W. Sankey, Ganesh Shankar, Corey Tyler Walker, Vijay Yanamadala, Juneyoung L. Yi, and Hesham Mostafa Zakaria.

2019

Owoicho Adogwa, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Mark Andrew Attiah, Oliver GS Ayling, Andrew Kai-Hong Chan, Islam Fayed, Shashank V. Gandhi, Jack M. Haglin, Allen L. Ho, Sertac Kirnaz, Mohamed Macki, Anthony L. Mikula, Aria Nouri, Zachary Sanford, Alisson R. Teles, Zoe E. Teton, Jamie RF Wilson, Michael M.H. Yang, Hesham Mostafa Zakaria, and Scott L. Zuckerman

DONALD O. QUEST FUND

Donald O. Quest Basic Science Award for Medical Student

2016

Kristen A. Batich

2017

Vaidehi Mahadev

2018

Ahmed Jorge, PhD

2019

Deborah Boyett

Donald O. Quest Clinical Science Award for Medical Student

2016

Jason Anthony Liew

2017

Gautam Madhu Nayar

2018

Aaron Gelinne, BS

2019

Shehryar Sheikh

Donald O. Quest Basic Science Award for Candidate Member or Non-Member (Resident)

2016

Ganesh Mani Shankar, MD

2017

Gentian Toshkezi, MD

2018

Dominic Maggio, MD

2019

Alexander Ksendzovsky, MD

Donald O. Quest Clinical Science Award for Candidate Member or Non-Member

2016

Allen Ho, MD

2017

Richard Rammo, MD

2018

Andrew K. Chan, MD

2019

Siir Sahib Singh Khalsa, MD

RALPH G. DACEY FUND

2018

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr.

2019

E. Sander Connolly, Jr.

REGIS W. HAID, JR. FUND

Ongoing support for the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) Effectiveness of Fusion for Grade I Spondylolisthesis study.

STEWART B. DUNSKER FUND

2018-20

Dr. Jetan Bhadiwala, UNH/University of Toronto

WARREN C. BOOP FUND

2017

Heather Pinckard-Dover, MD

2019

Olusoji Afuwape, MD, PhD
Matthew Helton, MD
Patrick Paullus, MD

On behalf of the NREF Board of Directors, we congratulate all HYM award recipients and offer our best wishes for continued success.

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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